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Aladdin - January 2017

Posted on December 1, 2016

This article was published in December 2016. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Aladdin cast (2017)It's that time of the year again (Oh, yes it is)! and once again the Curtain Call Theatre Group will be showcasing their big family pantomime at the village hall, Eaton Bray.

The Jan 2017 panto is 'Aladdin...!' With a great script, dazzaling costumes, impressive set, plenty of laughs... and a wonderful cast of local faces, this is set to be an amazing show to suit all ages!

This years script has been written by village local and funny man Gavyn Lugsden, who also Directs the show and appears as Widow Twanky! Gavyn said 'with a much richer budget than previous years, this is going to be an unmissable performance. Not only does the pantomime include all the ingredients you'd expect, there are also some added extras, including an amazing flying carpet scene, an hilarious laundry slap-stick routine and some new visual effects'.

The cast also comprises of the children of the Curtain Call Youth Theatre Group, who will be adding their talents to this 'must see' performance.

The pressure is on this year, as our last shows have gained us awards from the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA), who once again will be in attendance to see if we can make it three in a row!

The plot for Aladdin is well known and the traditional story has been adapted for the village hall. Join Aladdin and his brother 'Wishee-Washee' and his Mother 'Widow Twanky' in their quest of good versus evil in the heart of Peaking. Will the evil Abanazar take control, will the Princess Jasmine end up marrying Aladdin, will the Genie of the Lamp save the day, will the Peaking police force actually do something right...? Well, for the answers to these questions you will need to book your seats and find out for yourselves!

Aladdin will be played by Tiff Campbell (Ex Haven Mate and proffesional singer), The princess is Kaytie Allan (recently graduated from stage school), Gavyn Lugsden (ex Butlin's Redcoat & Drama teacher) will be playing Widow Twanky, Abanazar will be played by local (and Cedars teacher) Malcolm Callaway, Wishee Washee is played by, A grade drama student Shauna Lugsden & the Genie has been interperated by the hilarious Reuben Womersley de Zaldua.

The show is set to run from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th of January 2017 over 5 performances.

Tickets can be purchased on-line by visiting the group's website and clicking on the 'buy tickets' tab ( or by calling 07510 164888.

There will be a licenced bar and refreshments available, plus a raffle which is supported by local businesses.

This years show has been sponsored by Plumm Property, whose boards can be seen throughout the village promoting the event!

For your chance to win a family ticket to the show, just answer the following question:
What is the name of Aladdin's brother?

Text your answer to the mobile number (above) starting with the word 'Focus' followed by your answer. Competition closes at midnight on Saturday 14th January 2017. The winner will be contacted the following day.

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